I am Frank Shiwei Feng, a third-year Ph.D. student from the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. I am very fortunate to be advised by Samuel Conte Professor Xiangyu Zhang.

Previously, I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Computer Science as outstanding graduate from Nanjing University (NJU) in 2020. I am grateful to have Prof. Fengyuan Xu and Dr. Hao Wu as my initial advisors, who introduced me to the world of research. I also had the privilege to work with Dr. Lingfei Wu during my undergrad study.

My research interest lies in:

  • Cyber-physical system (CPS) security: both software systems and AI models in auto-driving and robotic systems.
  • Deep learning security: backdoor attacks and defenses on self-supervised learning and multi-modal contrastive learning.


  • 2023.07: One paper about backdoor attack on self-supervised learning is accepted by S&P 2024.
  • 2023.05: Receive CVPR 2023 Travel Grant Award & Registration Wavier!
  • 2023.05: One paper about binary code similarity is accepted by ISSTA 2023.
  • 2023.02: One paper about backdoor detection for self-supervised learning is accepted by CVPR 2023.


Honors and Awards

  • 2023.05 CVPR 2023 DEI Travel Grant Award & Registration Wavier.
  • 2022.10 Best Paper Award at ECCV 2022 AROW Workshop.
  • 2022.08 1st Place (tie) in AutoDriving CTF at DEF CON 30, top 4/110 teams, hosted by Baidu Security & UC Irvine.
  • 2019.10 People’s First Class Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China.
  • 2018.10 Suzhou Yucai Scholarship (10 recipients among 16 STEM departments), Nanjing University.
  • 2017.09 National Scholarship (Top 2%), Ministry of Education, China.


  • 2021.09 - Present, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Purdue University, USA
  • 2016.09 - 2020.06, B.Sc. in Computer Science, Nanjing University, China

Work Experience

  • 2020.07 - 2021.03, Deep Learning Compiler Engineer, Cambricon, Beijing, China


  • Reviewer

    NeurIPS 2023, ICLR 2024, IoT-J 2023 (Journal)

  • Artifact Evaluation Committee

    CCS 2023

  • Sub-reviewer

    ICSE-CAIN 2023, ASE 2023, FSE 2024

  • Student Volunteer

    ICSE 2020

Last updated: Sep 8, 2023.